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New Issue of the Graziadio Business Review Posted

Welcome to a new issue of the Graziadio Business Review. This issue includes a variety of articles written by knowledgeable authors that we believe you will find informative, insightful, and engaging. Hiring Disabled Workers Bringing the Whole Community into the Workforce By MICHAEL CAFFERKY, DBA MDIV One of our most underserved and underutilized groups is the … Continued

New Issue of Graziadio Business Review

Welcome to the new issue of the Graziadio Business Review! This issue is now available online at gbr.pepperdine.edu. Let the Social Networking Games Begin Gamification: The Future for Business in Hiring and Training By Donald M. Atwater, PhD and Brian Clark, MBA The use of social networking games for business, which is referred to as gamification, is … Continued

See What Pepperdine Faculty are Reading

These book reviews are from the latest issue of the Graziadio Business Report: The Change Cycle: How People Can Survive and Thrive in Organizational Change By Ann Salerno and Lillie Brock Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008 Reviewed by John Oppenheim, Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems The Change Cycle is full of examples. It provides keys to … Continued

MBA Paper Recession-Proofs Restaurants

Dean Linda Livingstone, Winner Kasra Ferasat, GBR Editor-in-Chief Owen Hall Kasra Ferasat of Palos Verdes, CA., (pictured center) a fully employed MBA program student at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, is the 2009 first place $1000 winner in the student paper competition held by the Graziadio Business Report. For the second year, … Continued

GBR Fall 2009 Issue Now Online!

In this issue, read about: IT Strategy for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in an Economic Downturn Cost-Effective IT Solutions and Critical Success Factors for SMBs. In an uncertain economy, small companies often feel the pinch of reduced business activity more acutely than large firms. As a result, it becomes increasingly important to do more with … Continued

Summer 2009 GBR now live!

In this issue: Offshoring May Slow Impending U.S. Economic Recovery When jobs return, they will likely be in developing countries where labor is more cost-effective. Fred Maidment, PhD To cut costs and ride out the recession, many U.S. companies are offshoring jobs at greater rates than in the past. Many of these jobs will not … Continued

Spring 2009 Issue of the GBR Now Live!

In this issue you can read about: Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate for the Entrepreneur Practical Advice on Profiting from Commercial Real Estate in the United States. Many benefits accrue to the owner of single-tenant commercial real estate, including the ability to employ advantageous tax strategies, an income stream in perpetuity, asset diversification, and control of … Continued

Winter 2009 GBR Issue Now Live

Read the latest issue of the GBR online at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu/091/ In this issue: Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change Structural changes can serve as the initial intervention for shifting culture. Mark Mallinger, PhD, Don Goodwin, MBA, and Tetsuya O’Hara, MBA The Successful Expatriate Leader in China Expatriate managers must consider the cultural dimensions of leadership. … Continued

GBR Interview Podcasts now on iTunes U

As a new benefit to readers, GBR audio interviews will now be available for download via iTunes U. Subscribe today to have our interviews with prominent business practitioners automatically downloaded to your iTunes library as they are posted. Note: Interviews will remain available for download directly from the GBR website. To view our archive of … Continued